McDonald’s enthusiasts across Britain who want to bite into a Big Mac for the first time in almost two months will have been able to do so since early June, it was revealed today.
The fast food giant has confirmed today that it will reopen all of its driving services by early next month.
He intervenes when it was announced that dozens of KFC, Burger King and Starbucks outlets are expected to reopen in highway service areas in the next two weeks.
Welcome Break has announced that 40 food and beverage units will resume operations at its 26 locations in the UK by June 4.
Thirty-two of the outlets have already reopened in recent days.
McDonald’s opened 33 restaurants in the south of England yesterday for the first time since March, when all of its stores in the UK were closed following the coronavirus outbreak.
McDonald’s lovers across Britain who want to bite into a Big Mac for the first time in almost two months will be able to do so since early June, we learned today.
But after yesterday’s partial reopening, which angered fast food enthusiasts in the north of England, the hamburger chain told The Sun that it plans to reopen the rest of its 1,300 British restaurants.
The return of food outlets at service stations will be a “much-needed boost” for drivers, according to the boss of Welcome Break
The owner of the station at Welcome Break said the return of grocery stores to its sites would be a “much-needed boost” for drivers.
Highway service areas remained open during the coronavirus pandemic to support essential travel, but facilities were limited.
Welcome Break said it has improved its hygiene and cleaning processes and reconfigured the layout of its sites to allow for social distancing.
CEO John Diviney said, “As the lock slowly eases and people in the UK are gradually returning to work, we are delighted to open these big brands.
“It will provide a much-needed boost to those on the road. We look forward to welcoming our returning customers again. “
According to reports, the restaurants will reopen in “the next two to three weeks” and that will confirm details with the individual branches next week.
A spokesperson told The Sun, “I think the delivery will be a little longer, we’re only one day at resting restaurants delivering drive-thru and delivery together and it’s so busy .
“But we will soon be opening other delivery restaurants (including in the north!). “
McDonald’s closed all of its restaurants in the UK on Monday, March 23 – the day the government announced that the country would be locked out.
A spokesperson for the company said at the time that the decision had been made to protect staff and customers.
But last week, the hamburger chain, famous for its Big Mac and fries, opened 15 stores for delivery only.
Yesterday, he opened 33 driving services in England, as well as six branches in the Republic of Ireland.
But the move, which falls within strict government guidelines on social distancing rules, sparked long queues of traffic as customers rushed to the reopened restaurants.
Cars line up at McDonald’s driving service in Hounslow, while McDonald’s has reopened three of its restaurants in London, but only on driving.
McDonald’s closed all of its restaurants in the UK on Monday, March 23 – the day the government announced that the country would be locked out. In the photo: a sign announcing that McDonald’s in Hounslow is once again open to customers behind the wheel
Last week, the hamburger chain, famous for its Big Mac and fries, opened 15 stores for delivery only. In the photo: cars line up at McDonald’s driving service in Hounslow
Police were even called to a McDonald’s driving store in Cambridgeshire after the arrival of dozens of customers.
The restaurants are open with a reduced menu, as there are fewer staff in the kitchen area at the same time due to social distancing measures.
But fans of the fast food chain, who will be limited to a maximum order of £ 25, can still get their hands on the chain’s classics.
Among the reduced menu, among others, the Big Mac, a quarter of a pound with cheese, fries and its always popular chicken nuggets.
Those who want a McDonald’s breakfast will be disappointed, however, as the chains will not serve breakfast and will only be open from 11 a.m.